667 Shunpike Road, Suite 1A
Chatham, NJ  07928

2karenmasters@gmail.com

Tel: 973-635-5757

© 2018 Karen Masters

Meet Our Therapists

KAREN MASTERS

ccc-ms, slp, com, QOM

Karen is the owner and director at CSL. She graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Pathology and received her Masters Degree from Emerson College in Communication Disorders. Karen has always worked with the pediatric population but also provides services to adults. She worked with multiple handicapped children at the Massachusetts Hospital School in Canton, Mass. for several years. She was then hired by the Brookline Public Schools in Brookline Mass. and worked with elementary aged children with a variety of speech and language disorders.

 

When she moved to NJ, she continued her work with children in the Summit Public Schools. She has been in private practice for over 16 years focusing on the preschool aged child and early elementary aged children. Karen is a Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM) and Qualified Orofacial Myologist (QOM). She is licensed in the state of New Jersey as a speech language pathologist and certified by the American Speech Hearing and Language Association. 

 

Karen loves the beach, reading, walking her dogs and yoga.

Jodi Vicchio

MS, ccc-slp

Jodi received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders & Sciences from William Paterson University and a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Montclair State University. For three years following her graduation, she worked at the Pediatric Rehabilitation Hospital of JFK hospital in Edison. While there, she treated a variety of different diagnoses, such as autism, cleft palate, and apraxia, as well as worked with on a team with occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, child psychologists, and pediatric neurologists. Then, Jodi was hired by the Summit Public Schools primarily as a speech language specialist in the Preschool Disabled program and as a member of the Child Study Team, as well as to provide therapy to elementary students. It is here that she also worked with Karen Masters.

 

After leaving the public school setting, she joined Chatham Speech and language Associates. She currently provides therapy to children mainly 2 through school age, who present with articulation disorders, orofacial myofunctional disorders, apraxia, auditory processing difficulties, receptive and expressive language problems, fluency issues, hearing impairment, memory difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder, and ADD/ADHD. She thoroughly enjoys working here and getting the opportunity to work directly with families in the community. This facility allows her the opportunity to not only evaluate and treat children, but to go out and provide inservices to the local preschools and daycare facilities for parents, teachers, and staff.

 

Jodi is a certified member of the American Speech Hearing and Language Association (ASHA), a licensed practitioner in New Jersey, and a certification track candidate in orofacial myofunctional therapy. She enjoys attending workshops and continuing education programs to further her knowledge base and interactions with fellow therapists.

 

Jodi lives with her husband and two sons. She is involved in her community and with her children’s education. Jodi enjoys spending time with family and friends. In her spare time, she also likes to garden, read, and travel.

Heather Lomax

MS, CCC-SLP

Heather received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Montclair State University in 2004. In 2006 she completed her Masters Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She has always enjoyed the pediatric population and has spent much of her time working with children diagnosed within the Autism Spectrum. While attending Montclair State she interned at the Demonstration Program on campus and then transitioned to the Jeffery Dworkin Early Intervention Program. While in Massachusetts, Heather worked at Wayside Beaverbrook Early Intervention and Franciscan Hospital for Children. 

 

Heather continues to work with the Jeffrey Dworkin Early Intervention Program and the Paterson Public Schools Autism program. In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, she is a licensed speech language pathologist and holds a certificate as a certified early intervention specialist. She is licensed in the state of New Jersey as a speech language pathologist and is certified by the American Speech Hearing and Language Association. As a lifelong learner, Heather received an Award for Continuing Education and completed Fairligh Dickinson University's Orton Gillingham Teacher Certification program in 2016 

 

Heather lives in Parsippany. She loves traveling, spending time with her family and friends, trying new things, reading and living life to the fullest. 

Grace Malone

OT

Grace Malone has been a practicing Occupational Therapist for over 35 years since earning her Bachelor of Science degree from Kean University. Pediatrics has always been her love and the sole focus of her practice. For Grace, the best part of working with children is the joy in watching them progress. “Kids are kids no matter what their challenges may be!”

 

Grace has provided therapy in many settings including home based, hospitals, public and private schools and for the past 25 years in a private clinic.

 

She specializes in treating children with sensory processing disorders, autism, ADHD, anxiety, gross/fine motor delays, and developmental delays.

 

Her love for continuing education has enabled her to achieve and maintain proficiencies and certifications in DIR floor time, brushing protocol, Handwriting without Tears, sensory processing and integration, Rhythmic Entertainment Intervention, and dyspraxia.

 

Grace mentors teachers and families to carry over therapeutic goals into the environments outside the clinic. Grace believes that the best intervention occurs when there is frequent communication between everyone who interacts with the child!

 

Grace has three adult daughters that she loves spending time with and is proud of all their accomplishments.

Sandra 

Izsa

slp, 200rytMS, CCC

 

Sandra is a licensed speech and language pathologist with over 20 years of experience in working with both children and adults.  Her years as a speech pathologist have afforded her the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including both private and public schools, private practice, and home settings.  Working with individuals with autism is Sandra’s area of specialty. She has a passion for helping her clients develop and improve their social skills allowing for greater success in social, educational, and professional environments.  Sandra has recently earned both adult and children’s yoga certifications. It is her belief that success comes from treating an individual as a whole. Sandra feels a true sense of accomplishment when her clients feel confident in their ability to achieve success.